The recent Allsports Physiotherapy Professional Development Conference at the Rydges Hotel Brisbane brought together physiotherapists and Podiatrists from across the group to explore and discuss the latest developments in musculoskeletal injuries and their treatment. Guest speakers drew their topics from a diverse range of medical specialities including: Dr Frank Thomas from Q Pain: Pain Medicine: Past, Present and Future, Dr Richard Brown from QSportsMedicine: Quadriceps Injuries and Dr Mark Young, QSportsMedicine: Adolescent Bone Stress. In addition a number of Allsports therapists presented on a range of case studies garnished from their own practical experience: Kieren Green and Tony Ganter from the Jindalee clinic, Adam Walker from Indooroopilly, Nuala Dear from Wavell Heights, and Dr Kerrie Evans and Erin Isaac from Southport.
Mr Karl Dodd, High Performance coach from Brisbane Roar FC presented on Athletic Monitoring of Training Loads in Elite Athletes utilising interesting and relevant data from the Roar squad itself. The audience also heard from Mark Smoothy founding member of the ‘Smiling for Smiddy’ campaign which raises funds for the Mater Foundation. In particular monies are directed toward research into the development of treatment regimens for melanoma and prostate cancers. Allsports Physiotherapy has been an avid sponsor of this charity since the early days of its’ inception and each year a number of our staff either participate in the gruelling fund raising events or act as support staff to the many athletes who participate. The professional development seminars conducted by the Allsports Group are a vital means of maintaining the ongoing education of our therapists and an important part of the work that we do as therapists. Keeping up to date with the latest research regarding injuries, pathologies, treatment and rehabilitation options is a fundamental element in maintaining our expertise and leadership in the field of physiotherapy.
At the close of the seminar staff retired to the CBD Bar and Grill to mingle over a well-earned dinner and drinks.